I love jelly beans, but the Easter Bunny has been known to bring too many on occasion. And then they sit in the cupboard until the melt together then harden into a multi-hued gelatinous blob. Does that happen in your house, too?
If so, try these delicious Coconut Oatmeal Jelly Bean Cookies. I warn you, they are addicting.
I made these as part of the monthly Fill the Cookie Jar group. A bunch of bloggers each make a theme based cookie every month and then we share the posts on the same day. We have a split theme this month: St Patrick’s Day and Easter. Be sure to scroll past the recipe to see what everyone else made this year.
And somehow this year I ended up making a cookie with oatmeal and coconut. It wasn’t actually my idea. The recipe is from Sara Moulton. The key difference is she rolls them into 36 balls and adds 3 jelly beans on top of each one. Sorry, Sara, I don’t have time to count out 108 jelly beans. I went with the dump, mix and spread bar cookie method.
I didn’t even have time to go to the store to get the jelly beans. Luckily, a neighbor works as a courtesy clerk at a grocery store after school and she acted as my personal shopper. Thanks, Kyra!
I am not sure which flavor makes these taste the best: the coconut, the vanilla (1 tablespoon!) or the jelly beans. I might need to taste another 5-6 to be sure.
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And now for our Fill the Cookie Jar round up this month, with either a St Patrick’s Day or Easter theme.
Until next time, happy eating.